What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going
Five wise and funny tales of intelligent characters feeling their way toward complex moral and personal truths.
"[A] beautiful book.... Contemporary works of literature with an inner life are in short supply and one
that so honorably serves and recognizes its lineage is pretty much beyond praise." –Brooklyn Rail
"A bewitching snapshot of modern life." –Guardian (UK)
"[An] impressive collection.... Searls draws his characters sharply and humanely. His meticulous and
beautiful descriptions come naturally; not a phrase or a moment in the collection seems forced. Searls [is] a great
stylist as well as a talented storyteller."
–Howard County Times (Baltimore/Washington D.C.)
"I've read books this pleasurable before, but most of them have been in my dreams." —Ed Park, author of Personal Days
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